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I Is this an accurate article on the shape of a photon?

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  1. Jun 5, 2017 #1
    I came across this article on the shape of a photon https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/what-shape-is-a-photon

    However, the first image confused me, is it showing the wave function? Most other questions regarding what a photon "looks" like seemed to dismiss the question.
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2017 #2

    PeterDonis

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    Not all of it, just its phase, according to the actual paper, which is on arxiv.org here:

    https://arxiv.org/abs/1509.02890
     
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